Looking back 8/17
60 years ago
SIKESTON - Eleven Scott Countians left recently for induction in the armed forces. Sikestonians were: Edgar L. Morris, Richard A. Bloomfield, Jerry S. Willett, Norman L. Lambert, Gene R. Aufdenberg, Jackie L. Baugh, Louis H. Moore, Jackie L. Taylor and Willie J. Vaughn.
40 years ago
SIKESTON - A water-filled trough will be set up this afternoon in Legion Park under the direction of Jaycee Rodeo Chairman Bill Burch. Sikeston Jaycees who don't sport western gear will be given a public dunking by their westernized fellow members.
20 years ago
SIKESTON - The Sikeston R-6 Board of Education approved a $78,000 budget for the school's Adult Basic Education Program for the 1984-85 school year at Tuesday's monthly meeting. The funds will be used to run various programs which primarily teach basic reading and writing skills to students at low academic levels, according to Howard Parker, director of the ABE program. The program also helps many persons obtain their General Education Development certificate.
10 years ago
EAST PRAIRIE - The Big Book Club of East Prairie has aided fund-raising efforts for the Mississippi County Historical Museum. A check for $250 was presented to LaWanda Douglas, who has been instrumental in getting the museum started, by Nick Thurman on behalf of the club.
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BERNIE - The annual Labor Day Old Timers Picnic will be held Sept. 3 at the old Powe School, eight miles west of Bernie. Families and friends of past Powe residents are invited to attend. Lunch will be served at noon and those attending are asked to bring a picnic lunch.